97 POINTS: JAMES SUCKLING - Wonderful aromas of fresh herbs, such as sage and mint. Currants. Extremely aromatic. Full body. Fantastic tension and focus. Reminds me of the 1974. Really exceptional. Gorgeous. Cool and sleek. Try after 2023, but already fascinating to drink.
93 POINTS: WINE ENTHUSIAST - With tiny amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this reserve-worthy wine is age-worthy and structured, with hugely concentrated red fruit and bursts of dried herb. Tight-grained tannins emphasize its power as underlying acidity builds on the palate to provide a hint of brightness. Enjoy best from 2027–2030. -Virginia Boone
92 POINTS: WINE SPECTATOR - Very solid, with a direct beam of steeped black currant and plum fruit, carried by hints of loam and black licorice. A loamy note mingles with the fruit through the broad finish, while light herb and singed alder hints check in. Best from 2021 through 2031. -JM
MISSION NOTES: The 2017 Mondavi Reserve To Kalon is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot grapes from the esteemed To Kalon Vineyard. The unique geography and climate of that site allow create wines with a distinctive character and intense fruit flavor. The wine is structured in its youth with ample tannins that eventually give way to cassis fruit, tobacco, and beautifully integrated oak.